Classic burger sauce recipe – How to make burger sauce

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What turns a good classic cheeseburger into a great one? Answer: This is a great burger sauce! Its flavor is inspired by the best ingredients of the burger and combines them all into one delicious, sweet, smoky and refreshing bite. But why stop eating burgers? This burger sauce is perfect for dipping fries and chicken tenders too!

What’s in the burger sauce?

Each restaurant has its own secret recipe, but the basic ingredients to layer and flavor a good burger with burger sauce: mayonnaise (for creaminess), ketchup (for sweetness), relish or juice pickles (for acidity), sriracha, or hot sauce (for heat) and seasonings (for smoke and depth).

How do you make your own burger sauce?

This recipe comes together in minutes with ingredients you probably already have in your fridge. It’s also a delicious starter to a sauce that you can customize to make your own “secret” recipe! Do you want it smoothly? Use pickle juice instead of relish. Like it hot? Add some chopped pickled jalapeno or chipotle. Love mustard? Double! The possibilities for making this recipe your own are practically endless!

What’s so good with burger sauce?

Besides the aforementioned chicken and fries, burger sauce tastes great on a reuben or Cuban sandwich. It can also be diluted with a little pickle juice or even water and sprinkled over any salad. It also makes a surprisingly delicious dip for crab cakes or fried shrimp!

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2 tbsp.

Sweet pickles

2 tsp.

mustard (Dijon or yellow)

2 tsp.

Sriracha or hot sauce (optional)

1/2 tsp.

ground black pepper

1/4 tsp.

Worcestershire sauce

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  1. Stir mayonnaise, ketchup, pickles, mustard, sriracha, pepper, smoked paprika, and Worcestershire sauce in a small bowl until combined.
  2. Refrigerate in an airtight container until ready to serve, up to a week.

For a healthy twist, replace half your mayonnaise with Greek yogurt.

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